Remember that his visit to a Texas oil-rig makes it an “official” trip. He’s whining about Fox News coverage, among other things. His fundraising shtick will have the usual things, although there likely will be some idiocy leaking from the event. Today’s meme is that “Democrats will abolish the suburbs”.
The Economist’s polling model continues to find converging data:
July 28: I entered 23 new state polls into our spreadsheet today, but the model didn't think they showed a race that was any different. It's always interesting when we get a bunch of data from the bellwethers and nothing changes (nationally, that is). https://t.co/O6Lknvo6Kp pic.twitter.com/lYam3a6d28Ã¢ÂÂ G. Elliott Morris (@gelliottmorris) July 29, 2020
Meanwhile Trump just gazes at television.
Donald Trump tweeted out complaints about Fox News programming while flying to Texas for a fundraiser: “Not even watchable!”
Seems that he has forgotten to not bite the hand that feeds him https://t.co/6uEZ3bX6JW
— Nguyen #fbpe #fbr (@haaohaoo) July 29, 2020
The motorcade pulled into Double Eagle Energy’s Rig 43 at 1513 after a drive back on I-20, but past the airport, about 10 miles east of Midland. Groups of onlookers along parts of the route, holding up cell phones as the line of SUVs and vans passed, but not as many as on the drive earlier.
There are two tall derricks at the site. An enormous US flag is flying from one crane; a nearly as big Texas flag from another.
We are in a dirt lot surrounded by trucks. The president climbed up on a stage at 1516. He stood for some photos, not more than a minute, then got back in the motorcade. It drove a few hundred feet to a tent where he is to give remarks.
Apparently standing on the platform for those seconds was the entirety of the “tour” he is going to take here.
Pool walked over under the direction of staff. There is Trump rally music playing. Elton John. There are a few hundred gathered in the tent standing in front of small white folding chairs.
The remarks should start momentarily.x
— Wes Rapaport (@wesrap) July 29, 2020
— CBS News (@CBSNews) July 29, 2020
Like millions who aren’t dead from COVID19 Portland would have been burnt to the ground. We will see more Trump counterfactuals as we approach November.
…do not stop the Crime and Violence from the Anarchists and Agitators immediately, the Federal Government will go in and do the job that local law enforcement was supposed to do!
Ã¢ÂÂ Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2020
but Larry Kudlow says it is booming!
Ã¢ÂÂ Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) July 29, 2020
Like Trump says, we should remember 2016:
Rep. Jamie Raskin asked Mark Zuckerberg pointed questions about how Cambridge Analytica used Facebook to manipulate voters.
What kinds of ads did those voters see? Ã¢Â¬ÂÃ¯Â¸Âhttps://t.co/LSxRGmtdf5
Ã¢ÂÂ Quartz (@qz) July 29, 2020
This dog whistle was so loud that every racist just started barking https://t.co/d1qjS2UKVk
Ã¢ÂÂ Peter W. Singer (@peterwsinger) July 29, 2020
Accordion hands again:
“it never reached my desk” is not the brand of leadership our country needs.
Ã¢ÂÂ Clint Watts (@selectedwisdom) July 29, 2020
AxiosÃ¢ÂÂ Jonathan Swan discusses his interview with Pres. Trump over purported Russian bounties to Taliban fighters to kill Americans.
Ã¢ÂÂIÃ¢ÂÂve covered President Trump for 5 years, I think itÃ¢ÂÂs one of the most shocking exchanges IÃ¢ÂÂve ever had with him.Ã¢ÂÂhttps://t.co/llysGaCM4s
Ã¢ÂÂ MSNBC (@MSNBC) July 29, 2020
Dear @realDonaldTrump: Your duty is to protect our troops, not make excuses for Russia. You need to stop Russia from paying money to kill US troops & condemn Putin. If you canÃ¢ÂÂt, then you need to resign. Any @GOP official who still remains silent should hang your head in shame. https://t.co/D3oXlVMaxs
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) July 29, 2020
A special gift to Putin and a blow to NATO. Ã¢ÂÂ¦@realDonaldTrumpÃ¢ÂÂ© is not playing on AmericaÃ¢ÂÂs team.
US to withdraw nearly 12,000 troops from Germany in move that will cost billions and take years – CNNPolitics https://t.co/vAcr8IPLgl
— Susan Rice (@AmbassadorRice) July 29, 2020
Read @brianbeutler: Media coverage of Bill Barr's admissions under Dem questioning enshrouded them in claims about mutual partisanship, obscuring what was actually revelatory: Trump and Barr are corrupting law enforcement to maintain Trump's grip on power.https://t.co/VKjBtJUg4R
Ã¢ÂÂ Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) July 29, 2020
Robert is simply pointing out that if Trump has been money laundering, which certainly appears to be the case, that the current economic disruption is likely to bring it to the surface. https://t.co/wCARxnxNq4
Ã¢ÂÂ Gregg Smith Ã°ÂÂÂºÃ°ÂÂÂ¸ (@10milesbadroad) July 29, 2020